DONOVAN AND MYERS THROUGH TO LAST-EIGHT AT EURO YOUTHS

Paddy Donovan and Jordan Myers advanced to the quarter-finals of the European Youth Championships in Antalya,Turkey today.

The Limerick and Sligo pair beat Slovenia’s Tomi Lorencic and Israel’s Zav Yan in the light-welter and middle classes.

Lorencic took three standing counts versus Donovan, with the ref waving it off in the third. The Treaty City southpaw will face Turkey’s Tugrulhan Erdemir in a repeat of the 2015 World Junior final, which the Turk edged in Russia, on Wednesday.

Myers, embroiled in his second all out war in 24 hours, beat Yan in another slug fest in the 75kg class.

The 2013 European Schoolboy champion meets Serbia’s Djozdic Buksic for at least bronze in his next fight.

David Oliver Joyce and Gabriel Dossen are in quarter-final action tomorrow, with both within striking distance of a medal.

The four remaining Irish boxers – Donovan, Myers, Joyce and Dossen – in Antalya are through to the quarter-finals. Any victory for Ireland from here on in will guarantee at least bronze.

Zaur Antia and John Conlan are working Ireland’s corner at the 27th edition of the European Youths.

European Youth Championships Antalya. Turkey October 21st/29th

October 21st Preliminaries (Last 32)

56kg Craig Kavanagh (Ireland) lost to David Kharmats (Israel) 1-4
60kg Eamer Coughlan (Ireland) lost to Artur Szachbazian (Czech Republic) TKO2
64kg Patrick Donovan (Ireland) beat Konrad Dialas (Poland) TKO2

69kg Gabriel Dossen (Ireland) beat Pavel Kamanin (Estonia) 5-0

October 22nd (Last 16)

49kg Terry Donoghue (Ireland) lost to Danil Lysenko (Russia) 1-4
52kg David Oliver Joyce (Ireland) beat Amid Alizada (Azerbaijan) 3-2

69kg Gabriel Dossen (Ireland) beat Olek Kravets (Ukraine) 5-0

Last 32

75kg Jordan Myers (Ireland) beat Rami Kiwan (Bulgaria) 3-2

October 23rd (last 16)

64kg Patrick Donovan (Ireland) beat Tomi Lorencic (Slovenia) TKO3

75kg Jordan Myers (Ireland) beat Zav Yan (Israel) 5-0

October 24th (Q/finals)

52kg David Oliver Joyce (Ireland) v Ivan Price (England)

69kg Gabriel Dossen (Ireland) v Nijat Hasanov (Azerbaijan)

October 25th (Q/Finals)

64kg Patrick Donovan (Ireland) v Tugrulhan Erdemir (Turkey)

75kg Jordan Myers (Ireland) v Djozdic Buksic (Serbia)

Irish squad

49kg Terry Donoghue (St Michaels Athy BC)
52kg David Oliver Joyce (Ballymun BC)
56kg Craig Kavanagh (Crumlin BC)
60kg Eamer Coughlan (Riverstown BC)
64kg Paddy Donovan (OLOL BC)
69kg Gabriel Dossen (Olympic BC)

75kg Jordan Myers (Sligo City BC)

Head Coach: Zauri Antia
Coach: John Conlan
R&J: Diarmuid MacDiarmada